Founded in 1907, Olivet Nazarene University is a private, Christian liberal arts university theologically grounded in the Wesleyan tradition. The main campus is located in Bourbonnais, Illinois on 250 acres just 50 miles south of Chicago. There are additional School of Graduate and Continuing Studies locations in Rolling Meadows and Oak Brook, Illinois, and in Hong Kong. About 4,600 students enroll in Associate, Bachelor's, Master's and Doctoral degree programs within disciplines such as teacher education, social work, religious studies, dietetics, nursing, athletic training and engineering.
The University Archives, a department of Benner Library & Resource Center, houses a wide range of physical materials concerning the history of Olivet, the Church of the Nazarene, and theological materials in the Wesleyan tradition. Digital archival materials are collected in Olivet's institutional repository, Digital Commons (http://digitalcommons.olivet.edu/arch/). Olivet's first yearbook was published in 1914.